Keeping Children Safe

At Thetford Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

To achieve this we ensure the continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding within our staff and volunteers.

We expect all our staff to undertake a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

For further information, see our Safeguarding and Child Protection PolicyIf you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue, please use the contact details below.


Peter Seadon - Designated Safeguarding Lead

01842 754875

Alison Ledger, Craig Skipp, Emma Greenaway - Alternative Safeguarding Lead

01842 754875

Attendance Officer

01842 754875 Ext 212 or 226

Safer Schools Partnership

Thetford Academy works with Norfolk Police as part of its Safer Schools Partnership scheme to ensure the safety of pupils, staff, and the local community, and build positive relationships between pupils and the police.

A Safer Schools Partnership Officer visits the school regularly to take part in assemblies and lessons on topics such as internet safety, healthy relationships, and anti-social behaviour.

The Safer School Partnership also gives support where students are at risk of getting drawn into crime or anti-social behaviour.

Key External Contact Numbers for Students and Parents

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services customer services helpline (duty team)Local Area Designated Officer (LADO)Department for Education Extremism Concerns

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds


Resources for parents and pupils with SEND

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents, young people, and staff

Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing

Carers UK - Guidance for carers